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    Default Hans Merensky Club Phalaborwa on Auction

    Hans Merensky Hotel will be liquidated Feb next year .
    Hard to believe that this Icon of Phalaborwa has fallen .
    I always thought that it belonged to Palabora Mining Company but was wrong .
    As youngster growing up in Phalaborwa , I spent plenty of time there. Their swimming pool was free for anybody to use all year round .
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    They are not the first and won't be the last, sad but true.
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    One wonders if there is then a demand for a huge 4 star hotel in the area?

    Somebody will get a bargain. Maybe Juju will branch into a new investment? Because this is the typical target of RET.
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    Default Re: Hans Merensky Club Phalaborwa on Auction

    Quote Originally Posted by Zoutpansberg View Post
    Hans Merensky Hotel will be liquidated Feb next year .
    Hard to believe that this Icon of Phalaborwa has fallen .
    I always thought that it belonged to Palabora Mining Company but was wrong .
    As youngster growing up in Phalaborwa , I spent plenty of time there. Their swimming pool was free for anybody to use all year round .
    Yep, I spent my primary school years and Std 6 in Phalaborwa, after that went to boarding school Capricorn in Pietersburg.

    Those days few had a private pool, even in TPH.
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    Default Re: Hans Merensky Club Phalaborwa on Auction

    Quote Originally Posted by jelo View Post
    One wonders if there is then a demand for a huge 4 star hotel in the area?

    Somebody will get a bargain. Maybe Juju will branch into a new investment? Because this is the typical target of RET.
    No Jelo, Juju wants it for nothing, that is RET, this is an auction a few ronts will have to change hands.
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    Default Re: Hans Merensky Club Phalaborwa on Auction

    Would be better to invest your money way South of there!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fluffy View Post
    Yep, I spent my primary school years and Std 6 in Phalaborwa, after that went to boarding school Capricorn in Pietersburg.

    Those days few had a private pool, even in TPH.
    Yes ,but for the Selati Club I can think of any .
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    Sunk plenty a beer there whilst first wife worked for the then Foskor
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    Spend lots of time in Palagat in during my hot and humid SADF days. Ja, so the giants fall one by one. Sad really.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kocourek View Post
    Spend lots of time in Palagat in during my hit and humid SADF days. Ja, so the giants fall one by one. Sad really.
    and to be honest, Palagat in summer is mostly a place to be avoided, like Musina..........
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    Default Re: Hans Merensky Club Phalaborwa on Auction

    Quote Originally Posted by bigboy529 View Post
    They are not the first and won't be the last, sad but true.
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    Covid caused this >>Not the ANC this time

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    Was quite the place. One of my mates had a uncle thatwas a ranger in the Kruger park so weekends was in the park. Then there was another area called Savong where a lot of our training to place. A chef got bittin by a hipo there. Baboons on the rubbish dump, thunderflash sorted that lot out, probally still running.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jelo View Post
    and to be honest, Palagat in summer is mostly a place to be avoided, like Musina..........
    Hey I was as Messina in summer

    Couldn't avoid, had to follow orders
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    Not so sure it is political or Covid. The club was bought by a lady who also bought a building in the centre of Tzaneen. She then kicked all the shops out started upgrading and the stopped never getting finsihed. I hear the same happened at HMC https://letabaherald.co.za/19383/han...in-a-big-mess/ Google Shamira Rinderknecht
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dez View Post
    Not so sure it is political or Covid. The club was bought by a lady who also bought a building in the centre of Tzaneen. She then kicked all the shops out started upgrading and the stopped never getting finsihed. I hear the same happened at HMC https://letabaherald.co.za/19383/han...in-a-big-mess/ Google Shamira Rinderknecht
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    Default Re: Hans Merensky Club Phalaborwa on Auction

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Betts View Post
    Covid caused this >>Not the ANC this time
    No way, this decay started a long time ago. It has been going down hill from the day she purchased it and got rid of the best staff and increased prices of everything, a tot of whiskey was suddenly almost the price of a bottle.
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    Default Re: Hans Merensky Club Phalaborwa on Auction

    I used to be amazed at the figures published about businesses going bust. No longer. It is just amazing how people get involved in businesses they know nothing about, can add to value and then wonder why they go belly up. Or it is just always aimed at being a money laundry for some other funds?

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    Default Re: Hans Merensky Club Phalaborwa on Auction

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Betts View Post
    Covid caused this >>Not the ANC this time
    Combination methinks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pwgg View Post
    No Jelo, Juju wants it for nothing, that is RET, this is an auction a few ronts will have to change hands.
    I am not a guru, but I worked in retail years back, and even that was hard work. In hospitality you face very long hours, fierce competition, and constant pressure to put bumbs on seats/beds.

    My suspicion is that this is a sector, like aviation, that even in good times, you need to have matric to run, and if you do a stand out job the margins are probably still thin for the few that succeed.

    Can you see Juju being interested in something that requires that level of skill, commitment and hard work? I think not!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigboy529 View Post
    They are not the first and won't be the last, sad but true.
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